Can Your Loved One Function at Home Without a Caregiver? Ask yourself these questions to help you make that decision.
We all dream for the day we can retire and move to a resort community that is beautiful and comfortable with no “to-do” lists as everything is taken care of. There are many retirement communities out there that will provide all that and more. However, with many requiring retirees to buy-in and take an ownership stake in the community, a fee that may run hundreds of thousands of dollars plus you still must pay monthly fees for upkeep, meals, and utilities, many retirees believe that dream is financially out-of-reach.
When considering a move into a retirement community, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the prospect of downsizing. Rather than dwelling on all the things you feel you’ll sacrifice by living in a smaller space, think of it as a wonderful opportunity to “right-size.” Rightsizing is the process of adjusting the volume of your belongings to live only with items that have practical purpose and/or true meaning for your lifestyle now. In other words, it’s a way of living more efficiently, freeing up your time, space and energy for the people and activities you love most.
Aiken, SC – In 1942, and with the blessing of her father, mother and brothers, the then twenty-one year old College of Charleston graduate Caroline Eason Newman joined the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC). Her father, with a background in ship building, was serving in the U.S. Navy and both brothers were at the Citadel and later became officers in the U.S. Army. At the time, young Caroline thought, “Women should be able to join,” and considered joining the Canadian WACS while waiting for the United States to begin recruiting women.